Q: help to fix ac

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my a/c went out 3 days ago while i was driving, i started to hear a rattle coming from the engine when the ac is on somewhere near the compressor down low. i checked the psi of the refrigerant and it was at 100 psi while on. If it is a easy fix than i will fix myself if not than if not i will take it in to get fixed

My car has 94000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

This is most likely an AC compressor issue as they will often times make a rattling sound when they are going out. This is typically not an easy fix depending on your mechanical abilities and access to the proper tools. I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come to your home to diagnose your air conditioning system and repair the compressor.

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